Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
Joe Kiedinger, CEO, Prophit Co.
Timeless topics around leadership like accountability, engagement, and motivating employees must be re-evaluated. The old ways of leading are no longer effective. Joe has uncovered a key that connects people quickly… dignity. Giving people credit for exactly who they are, not who you want them to be. It means hiring people who are right for your company and the job because of their unique emotional drivers and putting them in a position to succeed from the outset.
PFAS Policy and Legal Update: The Evolving Regulation of
So-Called ‘Forever Chemicals’
Taylor Fritsch, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
In just a few short years, per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have become a key concern of regulators, environmental advocates, and consumer groups. This session will provide an update on regulatory developments and litigation relating to PFAS in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois and discuss what food processors should consider doing now to prepare for future regulatory developments.
The 4 Domains of Safety Leadership
Tim Kelly, Caterpillar Safety Services
Employees make choices every day that impact the safety of themselves and others. The most powerful influence on those choices is the leader, who must inspire safe behavior in employees through their consistent actions. After five years of research, Caterpillar statistically validated exactly what those actions are and how to measure them. To be an effective safety leader requires mastery of four core domains and fourteen elements. The most effective leaders create a strong culture of accountability; develop meaningful connectivity with those they lead; demonstrate credible safety consciousness; and build trust amongst their team. Participants will learn how to begin fostering and measuring these leadership behaviors personally and across their organization.
Best Practices for Effective Food Plant Sanitation
Michael Cramer, Saldesia
Topic in this session will include:
- Why we clean: Our Motivation
- Potential food manufacturing hazards
- Sanitation Challenges
- Sanitary Design
- Sanitation Best Practices
- Maintaining Sanitary Operational Conditions
“Ask the Experts” Panel Thursday December 1, 8 a.m.Presented by Alliant Energy, Baker Tilly, and C.D. Smith Construction